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Judge shoots down attempt by Milpitas residents to stop homeless housing project

This story has been updated A request to halt turning a Milpitas hotel into permanent housing for unhoused individuals was denied Monday, clearing another roadblock...

Pledge to Milpitas voters

Let’s keep campaigns focused on issues, not personal attacks Criticism of individual Council members or candidates based on their Council votes or professional conduct and...

Milpitas Police fatally shoot stabbing suspect in self-defense

Earlier today, June 21, at just before 1pm, the Milpitas Police Department (MPD) received a report of an incident on North Temple Drive’s 130...

Uncomfortable But Painless: Getting Tested for COVID-19

Here's what it's like to get tested for the coronavirus.

COVID-19 Resource Page for Milpitas residents

ACCESS TO FOOD Free meals and groceries  The City of Milpitas, Milpitas Unified School District, India Community Center, Santa Clara County, and others are doing what...

Crisis Counselors helping residents cope with anxiety and stress

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Crisis Counselors at the County of Santa Clara County Behavioral Health Services Department have been stepping up to meet...

An interview with County Supervisor District 3 Candidate: Magdalena Carrasco

Why are you running for County Supervisor?     On the City Council, I have focused on policies to support women including the passage of the Women's...

Milpitas School Board passes new Censure Bylaw; Board Member Tsai continues dissent

The Milpitas Unified School District (MUSD) Board voted 3-1 Tuesday -- with Trustee Michael Tsai dissenting -- to adopt its newest censure policy. The policy,...

An open letter to California Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez

Dear Assemblywoman Gonzalez,    I write to thank you for drafting and pushing AB5, the new gig economy law signed by Governor Gavin Newsom that codifies...

The 2019 Tour of Historic Milpitas

Saturday, June 29th, 9AM-2PM Gather at Milpitas Public Library This year the Milpitas Historical Society will hold its annual tour of historic sites in Milpitas on...

Milpitas Hosts 2019 Memorial Day Ceremony

The City of Milpitas had a Memorial Day Ceremony on the morning of Monday, May 27. Planned by the City of Milpitas, the Veterans Commission,...

Opinion: Why Louis C.K. is Funny

In the #metoo landscape, Louis C.K.’s behavior has been something of a Rorschach test. The comedian was outed...

The Beat’s Week in Photos from Social Media 12/10-12/14

Enjoy this week's round-up of photo content from The Beat's Facebook and Instagram feeds:                                  

Milpitas Celebrates “A Charlie Brown Christmas” Lighting Ceremony

  The Milpitas Civic Center was filled with children, parents, and laughter as Milpitas Recreation Services held its 31st annual tree lighting ceremony on December...

The Beat’s Week in Photos from Social Media 11/9-11/16

Since some of our readers are not on social media, we're now sharing some of the photo content we post on Facebook and Instagram...

The Milpitas Beat’s Exclusive Video Interview with 2018 State Assembly Candidate Bob Brunton

Join host Mitch Costanza for a stimulating one-on-one discussion with 2018 State Assembly Candidate Bob Brunton. These two go into depth on Brunton's thoughts...

The Milpitas Beat’s Exclusive Video Interview with 2018 Milpitas City Council Candidates

More heat, excitement, and passion from the Milpitas campaign trail, as host Mitch Costanza gathers all 8 Milpitas City Council candidates for a lively...

The Milpitas Beat’s Exclusive Video Interview with Incumbent Assemblymember Kansen Chu

Host Mitch Costanza sat earlier for an in-depth discussion with Assemblymember Kansen Chu, spanning the highlights of Chu's service thus far and branching into...

The Milpitas Beat’s Exclusive Video Interview with 2018 MUSD School Board Candidates

Scroll right down to see host Francie Soito interview 2018's line-up of MUSD School Board Candidates. They were all here earlier for an absorbing...

The Milpitas Beat’s Exclusive Video Interview with Senator Bob Wieckowski

The Milpitas Beat welcomed California State Senator Bob Wieckowski (10th District) this morning for an exclusive interview hosted by Francie Soito. They discussed improving...

BREAKING: Firefighters Working to Contain Brushfire in Milpitas Hills

UPDATE (Monday, 7/23, 4:15pm): It's been determined that the fire started in Fremont, yet its exact cause is still unknown. As of last night,...

The new Milpitas Beat video is here

The Milpitas Beat is unique in that it offers a refreshing and truthful look into the stories, cultures, and ideas of the residents of...

Latest news

ALERT: Santa Clara County sees record 760 cases in one day, issues new directives

This afternoon, Santa Clara County Public Health officials held a rare Saturday event to inform the public of rapidly rising COVID-19 case numbers and...

Rich Tran looks forward to third term as Mayor of Milpitas

    Rich Tran never hides the fact that his affinity for Milpitas, and all the families that live within it, is what propels him each...

A heart of Thanksgiving

It was during the third trimester of my second and most challenging pregnancy when the “gratitude journal” craze started to spread online. Back then I...

Milpitas: Here’s what you need to know about the COVID curfew

With 41 California counties now in the state’s Purple COVID-19 tier—meaning the virus in those counties is widespread—midday Thursday Gavin Newsom and the California...

Poetry: Goodbye Arco

Goodbye Arco I looked out The driver’s window Expecting familiar scene: Folks filling cars Or bumming smokes (Taboo cuz ‘vid nineteen) Usually at that light I turn – Loud music as my...
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